What is cistron?

  • (noun): (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity.
    Synonyms: gene, factor

Cistron

A cistron is a gene. The term cistron is used to emphasize that genes exhibit a specific behavior in a cis-trans test; distinct positions (or loci) within a genome are cistronic

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... A cistron is a gene ... The term cistron is used to emphasize that genes exhibit a specific behavior in a cis-trans test distinct positions (or loci) within a genome are cistronic For example, suppose a mutation at a chromosome ... The positions and are said to be within the same cistron when an organism that has the mutation at on one chromosome and has the mutation at position on the paired chromosome ...